Rain, restoring rain….

by Lillian Ireland

 

Sunlight, reflecting off the washed wet leaves,
leaves laden with dew and much needed moisture
from yesterday’s rain…

The cloudy, grey smoke covering and coating each cedar branch,
each maple leaf, each blade of grass, each blackberry leaf,
now, clean and green, strangely alive again,
washed afresh by the healing, restoring rain.

The glistening, even on the dead, fallen leaves
given up by summer’s scorching heat
lay scattered on the path
waiting to do their work and give back to the earth.

The path, no longer choking with dust, beckons me somehow
to find my way again, along her meandering turns.

The layered grief of summer’s intense heat
and blanketed smoke from the flagrant, vagrant fires
kept me away…    too long.

Today, I am home again as the sunlight reflects off the leaves
leaves laden with dew and much needed moisture
from yesterday’s rain…

 

 

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